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What mental health issues are related to avoidant personality disorder?

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Other mental health disorders that often happen with avoidant personality disorder include:

Because symptoms are shared, the disorders can be easily confused. It may take some time for a mental health professional to make a clear diagnosis.

  • Social phobia, when someone has overwhelming anxiety and self-consciousness in common social situations
  • Dependent personality disorder, when someone relies excessively on others for advice or to make decisions for them
  • Borderline personality disorder, when someone has a hard time with many things including social relationships, behavior, mood, and self-image

SOURCES:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , 4th ed., Washington, D.C.

National Institute of Mental Health: “The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America” and “Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder).”

Mental Health America: “Personality Disorders.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on October 21, 2019

SOURCES:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , 4th ed., Washington, D.C.

National Institute of Mental Health: “The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America” and “Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder).”

Mental Health America: “Personality Disorders.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on October 21, 2019

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